PM asks 10 worst-hit states to buck up, push for extra testing

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 11

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the present day stated the nation may win the battle in opposition to Covid-19 if 10 of its highest burden states come up trumps in opposition to the virus regionally.

The PM was talking at a digital assembly with the chief ministers of the 10 states that account for 80 per cent of all lively circumstances in India and 81 per cent of all deaths.

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These states are Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP, Bihar and West Bengal.

Speaking to the CMs, the PM stated they need to work to carry down the Covid demise price to lower than 1 per cent even because the nationwide case fatality in the present day dropped beneath 2 per cent for the primary time for the reason that outbreak.

India’s caseload in the present day climbed to 22,68,675 with the each day new infections falling beneath 55,000 for the primary time in a number of days. There have been 53,601 new circumstances within the final 24 hours with the lively circumstances standing at 6,39,929 and deaths at 45,257.

The recoveries have surged to 15,83,489 and the treatment price is a excessive of 69.80% in constant enchancment over months.

PM Modi in the present day urged the CMs to ramp up containment, contact tracing and surveillance, saying that these three instruments have been the simplest weapons within the battle in opposition to Covid.

“The PM also advised the states to ensure testing of all contacts of positive cases within 72 hours to reduce the burden of the disease and the fatality. He urged the states to ensure that death rate falls below 1 per cent,” Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated in the present day.

India’s checks per million now stand at 18,320 with 24 states reporting higher averages than nationwide. Currently, lower than one per cent of the Covid sufferers are on ventilator assist and fewer than three per cent on oxygen.

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